History, Information, and Value of 1969-S Double Die Obverse Lincoln Memorial Cent
Value of 1969-S Double Die Obverse Lincoln Memorial Cent
The 1969-S Double Die Obverse Lincoln Memorial Cent is a nice variety to add to any collection. The date and lettering on the obverse typically show deep doubling, but not quite as dramatic as the 1955 Double Die Obverse cent. The Secret Service has a heyday trying to track down and destroy all 1969-S Double Dies as they thought they were being counterfeited like the Philadelphia issue. By the time they were finished, five genuine coins had been destroyed.
The text on the Lincoln one cent coin reads as follows. Obverse: LIBERTY; Date; IN GOD WE TRUST; S (San Francisco) | Reverse: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; E PLURIBUS UNUM; ONE CENT.
Most Lincoln Memorial $0.01 coins are easily found as circulation coinage. If you are looking to purchase one of these coins, they can typically be found with little difficulty. As always, look for the high grade coins, and if available, try to get a coin that is already certified. Our coin experts are interested in making offers on any coin that is a high Mint State Grade (such as MS67 and higher), or any coin that has a double die variety or other Mint error. If you have one of these coins, please contact us to have the coin appraised. We are rare coin experts and can make you an offer for what your coin is worth. For circulated coins in low grades, you can easily buy or sell a Lincoln penny by visiting your local coin dealer. If you have any more questions about one cent coins, please contact our experts.